Events

Voices of the Future and Climate Change Workshop

Summary

Free Workshop for young people to learn and talk about possible ways to represent the interests of future generations and young people in climate change responses

Start Date

27th Jun 2019 3:30pm

End Date

27th Jun 2019 5:00pm

Venue

Hobart Town Hall, 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries - E: Jan.linehan@utas.edu.au; T: 0474 214 080

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Young people and future generations will suffer most from the impacts of climate change. Yet their interests are not reflected in climate change decision-making, planning or law. Young people are invited to a free workshop to learn from experts and engage with each other in thinking about good models to represent their interests and those of future generations in climate change planning and more broadly.  Places are limited, so registering in advance is essential. The workshop will be followed by a free community forum at 6.30pm at the Hobart Town Hall. These forums are ways for young people and the community to have a say about this important topic.

Experts on sustainability, human rights, and government institutions will look at models from overseas, such as commissioners or ombudsmen with mandates to consider the interests or wellbeing of young people and future generations, and consider options for Tasmania and elsewhere on Friday, 28 June at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tasmania.